TwinStrata, a provider of cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, announced it has added support for the Rackspace (News - Alert) Cloud Files online cloud storage solution to extend storage capacity to meet the demand from its customers.
Leveraging the TwinStrata (News - Alert) CloudArray storage gateway and Rackspace Cloud Files, businesses can be relieved from purchasing and managing their own arrays. They never run out of capacity. They can get enterprise-class storage by simply spinning up one or more CloudArray virtual appliances whenever and wherever needed.
“CloudArray creates a 'Zero-Friction' path for any business to leverage Cloud Files as a seamless and secure extension of their existing storage infrastructure," said Nicos Vekiarides (News - Alert), chief executive officer at TwinStrata, in a statement.
The service also makes cloud storage access as fast as local storage and “addresses peaks and valleys in demand by dynamically adding or deleting storage capacity,” Vekiarides added.
TwinStrata recently announced the release of CloudArray storage gateway which allows organizations to implement Cloud SANs and enterprise storage solutions. CloudArray makes way for the seamless combination of public and private cloud and also existing SAN, NAS or DAS storage, company officials said.
"The appeal of an offering like Rackspace Cloud Files is that organizations do not have to purchase, manage, maintain or grow their own storage infrastructure but rather seamlessly and efficiently scale capacity as they need it," said Ven Shanmugam, senior manager, Strategy and Corporate Development, at Rackspace, in a statement.
"By collaborating with a cloud storage gateway provider like TwinStrata, our customers can leverage the benefits of the cloud and address their ever-changing business needs as their organizations continue to grow," Shanmugam added.
The relationship between the two companies can provide customers a quick, easy and cost-effective approach to enterprise-class data storage, data protection and disaster recovery, company officials said.
TwinStrata CloudArray cloud storage gateway is available in both virtual and physical appliance configurations. It connects customers’ applications and backup infrastructure to the cloud, offering limitless storage capacity without the cost, complexity and risks associated with off-site infrastructure or tape.
The service also includes features like dynamic caching, in-flight/at-rest data encryption, de-duplication, bandwidth optimization, in-cloud snapshots, high availability and ability to access restored data from anywhere.
As part of this partnership, TwinStrata is featured in Rackspace's Cloud Tools Program, which showcases many diverse uses of the Rackspace Cloud.
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Edited by Carrie Schmelkin